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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare Fund

Apply for an animal welfare grant or loan for your zoo or aquarium affected by coronavirus.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare Fund
Who can apply

Who can apply

You can apply to the Scottish Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare Fund if your zoo or aquarium is in Scotland and either:

  • holds a current full licence or dispensation under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981
  • has been inspected and granted an exemption under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 due to its small size

In addition, your zoo or aquarium should:

  • not be run and/or funded by the local authority
  • not be an undertaking in distress as defined by Article 2(18) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 (the General Block Exemption Regulation)

Before you apply you must have taken all reasonable steps to:

  • minimise costs while maintaining animal welfare, including accessing relevant government COVID-19 cost-relief schemes (e.g. coronavirus job retention scheme, business rates holiday, tax deferral, statutory sick pay rebate
  • generate income in other ways, including applying for other government COVID-19 loans and grants, fund raising, insurance claims, bank loans and overdrafts

If you intend to apply for a grant you'll have to prove that you have 12 weeks or less operating costs remaining.

 

 

 


Contact

Email: szaawf@gov.scot